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invincible's. then we will have someone from california to talk about immigration. pardon me. weekends,w, on the "book tv" is on c-span two. will be featuring helena, montana. we have local content. we go on the road and visit with cities throughout the nation and learn the literary history. you will see those segments this weekend on "book tv" and tv." here istory a portion. citiess one of the few on our preconceived the spires of the cathedral and not have people fighting with each other. cathedralres of the and minarets and not have people fighting with each other between the two places. government. people understand and appreciate what government can do and cannot do. they know what it does well and what it does not do well. we have a lot of young families and people who love to mountain bike and ski or walk on trails. they kayak in the summer. it is a very active population. the biggest of expansion of this town since the statehood in 1889 -- we have struggled over these last 10 or 15 years to maintain the quality of life in small-town feeling and intimacy that people have around
an italian problem. >> definitely not. the biggest part of these immigrants - they wish to go to germany, norway, other parts of europe. at this moment there's a more flourishing economy. this is an historical situation in which people are leaving their home lands because of the change of the climate. because of wars, it's a massive activity. >> this is the center which the italian authorities built to house mying rapts on lamb -- migrants on lampedusa. it was built for 250, maximum 300. there's a lot more than that here these days. at the moment there are over 700 inside. we were not given permission to enter. >> so through the fence we spoke to mohammed from damascus. how was his sea journey from lampedusa? >> so dangerous, so crowded. the waves and the sea - it's too dangerous. >> what do you want now? what is your dream for the future? >> to complete my studies. to have respect. >> lampedusa was a sleepy place known for fishermen and sun sets. now it has a fame it never desired, as the island which people risk everything to reach. >>> one year ago today the east coast braced itself
times" today. republican pollster on the issue of immigration reform is talking about that and he said he worried about the republican opposition to possibly being based in racism. he said racism may be a part of it. the republican party needs to stop pandering to that, which i think is what we just saw raphael cruz doing. the republican party needs to throw in the towel on the immigration issue. >> the thing that's sort of interesting about when republicans try to recruit minorities and bring them into the fold, what they wind up doing is bring in people who sort of primarily feature -- one of the primary features is repudiation of their current group. it shows that they're pure of principle and better than other african-americans and they recruited ted cruz. initially marco rubio was the tea party guy who doesn't bring hispanic to the republican party. he goes back to hispanic and says i'll bring you conservatism until he did immigration reform. once marco rubio stepped toward immigration reform, he was seen as a trader to conservatism. ted cruz is himself a latino who says, no, i re
about taiwan now, and how i see its future. i asked them why they immigrated at first. i'm curious about their taiwan, 1980's, 1990's. there seem taiwan through my eyes now -- they are seeing taiwan through my eyes now. >> i think my mom is just excited that she can say, i told you so. >> this is a very worthwhile experience for you. >> she can see how happy i am here. basically all she tells me to do is buy her things. >> have you guys tried any new local foods on this trip? you have been here before many times. have you had new experiences this time? you must have a lot of chopped ice. anything else? >> i tried [indiscernible] for the first time. i was with a really good family friend and they bought it for me. i did not want to disrespect them. it was good. >> my family friends took me down and there is a coastal town. we ate the best seafood ever. it is different from japanese seafood. here it is oysters raw, like soup, like pancake. i was blown out of my mind and how simple taiwanese cuisine is. it is very subtle. when you can appreciate the simple flavors, that is when you really u
to life. it's the rebirth of a san jose neighborhood. years ago it was home to italian immigrants. kpix 5's len ramirez is live. the story of one of those immigrants and the quest to resurrect little italy. who knew, len? >> reporter: who knew that a pge would have been born couple block away from what is now this little italy neighborhood. many cities have little italy neighborhoods. many of them never lost theirs like new york and san francisco, but san jose sure did. now it is on the comeback and so is the italian american cultural pride. >> they are the students at an elementary school. >> ♪. >> learning to sing and speak in the language of their italian immigrant ancestors. >> we really wanted to have italian culture back in our lives. >> the ail preschool is one small piece of a grand plan to turn this corner of downtown san jose into a thriving little italy. >> bon apetit. >> this is an owner who wants to create authentical american business district. >> people in san jose, they wanted this so many years. finally, it is a dream come true. >> ail americans have a long history in s
the things we need to do here. our because risk is getting our fiscal house in order, getting immigration reform done, and getting these things on trade through our congress, starting with trade promotion authority, which every president has had since 1974. but tpp, t-tip, to make sure we are at the center of this network of agreements, together with our legal system, our education system, our access to energy, could make this a platform that every country around the world wants to be in. that is a great potential for the united states economy and for job creation and growth at home. >> with that. thank you so much. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] a i never expected to write book on cancer until i was diagnosed at a relatively young age, 36. i was astonished at how different was going through treatment than what i had heard about cancer, what i had asked be, and i sort of expected it, i expected it to , wereell-oiled machine care obviously was not guaranteed, but people knew about my particular can
weight lobbying campaign under way to push comprehensive immigration reform. it's week applied by the chamber of commerce is forward.u.s. among others. it's a group founded by facebook's m
the daughter of immigrants from india hopes to one day become a pete yeah trigs. she is a premed major at queens college, who lives at home. her tuition is just under $6,000 a year, which is all her family can afford. the president of queens college says it provides large amount of student aid so students don't have to pick off job to pay their tuition. >> we are getting students from very modest means first in their family to go to college, maybe first in the country, without us they wouldn't be able to transcend their particular situation. financial planner says cost has everything to do with how families pick schools. >> from working class families they are selected the colleges based on the affordable, bases on the convenience of their son or daughter commuting. >> with tuition on the rise, many families are looking at where they can get the most bang for the buck. the washington monthly has produced one of many lists that ranked colleges on just that. and queens college is number two. their study looks on more than 1600 colleges. getting marketable degrees at affordable prices. >>
this morning. the museum of tour rift immigration has been closed since last year when superstorm sandy surged into new york harbor. work on the 27-acre island isn't done yet. the national park service says more than a million photographs and artifacts remain in storage. >>> and tomorrow marks the anniversary of sandy slamming into the northeast. the storm killed more than a hundred people and destroyed entire communities, and as terrell brown reports, it changed the way we build. >> reporter: last october superstorm sandy swept joe courtney's home off its foundation. though he knew it would be expensive to repair, he had no intention of leaving new york's rockaway beach. >> there was no question whether i was going to rebuild or not. this is where i grew up. this is where my wife grew up. this is where our lives are. >> reporter: his new home will be higher with 14-foot foundation and flood vents. >> all the necessary utilities to feed the house are going to be upstairs in the attic. >> reporter: all of those fixes are lessons learned that architects and planners are planning with new constru
islam. in "zealot" aslan describes being a 15-year-old immigrant from iran and attending an evangelical youth camp in california where jesus was hailed as the savior. >> i immediately gave my life to jesus, had a deep encounter with christ. spent the next four or five years preaching the gospel as i had learned it from this very conservative evangelical community, preaching it to everyone, whether they wanted to hear it or not, frankly. >> but then, aslan says, studying religion at university disillusioned him and he left christianity. >> when i went to university and began studying the new testament in an academic environment and discovered immediately, as everyone who does so discovers, that far from being literal and inerrant, the scriptures are figurative and full of the most obvious and blatant errors and contradictions, that notion of evangelical christianity no longer made sense to me. >> aslan's book places jesus in a long line of nationalist and would-be messiahs who wanted to end roman oppression and establish the kingdom of god on earth. >> there were many zealots in jesus's
and rv. >>> the state of alabama will not enforce parts of its tough immigration law, reaching a settlement with civil rights groups that permanently blocks permissions that directed public schools to ask the immigration status of schools at enrollment time. that statement also acknowledging police cannot stop someone to check their immigration status. >>> cirque du soleil, and mgm grand being cited. this coming four months after she fell to her death during a show. her line snapped after scraping a sharp edge. the mgm grand and cirque du soleil plan to appeal those citations. >>> could facebook rescue blackberry? potential discussions for a bid for the struggling phonemaker. not sure how serious mark zuckerberg is about acquiring blackberry. >>> singer chris brown has entered a rehab facility one day after he appeared before a judge on an assault charge in washington, d.c. one of his reps said in a statement that brown's goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior. his latest arrest could have implications for his probation. that all stemmed from a 2009
you were a senator. many immigrants know that the american dream is not restricted to those born in america. go to miami, chicago, san francisco, any major city in america, you will find a community that speaks your language and understand your culture and welcomes diversity and can serve as an anchor for your next venture. it is not just the big cities. you heard it from secretary pritzker and president obama. success stories. and upstate new york. singapore companies extending their supply chain to texas. german multinationals creating jobs in small towns in kentucky. in suburban south african energy firms investing in southwest louisiana . that is not in the future, that is now. there is no question that the united states is lucky to be bestto offer the world's climate today. made it clear that we are going to work at it even harder. it is about the future. we will refuse to sit still. a world is getting more competitive, but so are we. chases capital. i'm confident we will continue to get stronger and be more effective. reason why.s a big as you heard yesterday and d
of the immigrant wall of honor, the immigration museum will remain closed through the spring while a new electric am system is installed. remembrances continue to pour in for legendary rock pioneer lou reed dead at the age of 71. he was a founding member of the velvet underground sunday is widely credited with changing the landscape in the '70s. he wrote and recorded dozens and dozens of songs in his tremendous career. we'll talk more about that coming up. what a tremendous career when you think of all the influences. we'll get into it. >> and he was young, a loss on many levels. >> 71. yeah. >> thanks, mikaela. let's go straight over to ingrid petersen for a look at the temperatures. >> temperatures are bounding up to the 60s. above average. the average is typically in the upper 50s right now. this is only going to last one day, though. we have another cold front swinging through the northeast. it will bring it down for tuesday and wednesday. we are going to have a pattern shift. there is good news behind it. we will see warm conditions for the eastern half of the country. the cooler air switche
. >> howard, i'm not going to quit on this point. i like immigrants, especially people who come here legally and play by the rules. he did that. his father's from cuba. he just got here from canada. and yet he gets to dictate to everybody on the north, everybody's a minority. the blacks who were here for 400 years, at least a lot of them. are they americans? how do you get to dictate this stuff to america to your convenience. it's awesome. it's an awesome arrogance to talk like this, we americans. >> you don't get to dictate it, chris. and i think it's up to people within the republican party as well as democrats, as well as president obama to counter that notion. that the whole point of this country is, is its welcoming nature. controversial, yes, with conflict, yes. every group that's here wishes that the one after them wouldn't follow, but that's been going on for hundreds of years. and people have to stand up and say no, you do not, you, to the tea party, just because you're waving the don't tread on me flag, just because you're acclaiming a sort of exclusive control over an understandin
, supporters and members against ideological and political opponents and immigrants as well. the party has try to distance itself from that kind of behavior, and show these kinds of accusations are unfunded. >> john reporting from athens. >>> talks are under way in mali trying to, but separatest soldiers have told al jazeera that they will fight on. they have tried to create an independent state in the north of the country. in the second part of our series on the security challenge facing the country, we met fighters from one of those groups. the arab groups, he's the first journalist to do so since the fighting ended. >> reporter: it is a long and bumpy ride to reach the rebels. finally here is the first sign of their existence in the area. it's like what they have vowed to pursue. they have gathered to show their might. these are the fighters of the movement, one of three groups who have been waging against the central rule. >> we've taken up arms only because of the wrong that colonialism has done to us. >> reporter: three other movements sign initial agreement lead to go a general election
-year-old activist surrender to u.s. immigration authorities as part of a protest calling for reform and a halt to record deportations has been deported to mexico. rocio hernandez perez was brought to the united states by her parents at the age of four. she was one of the so-called dream 30 who crossed into laredo, texas in september. the dream 30 took action after another group of young people, the dream 9, made a similar crossing an arizona in july. the dream 9 were released and cleared an initial hurdle to receive asylum, but a number of the dream theater remain at attention. detention. the agency arrested roughly 420,000 people in the most recent fiscal year, a 15% increase from last year. ky hasaffiti artist bans wrapped up a month-long residency in new york city. art on the city streets has included a moving slaughterhouse delivery truck loaded with squealing stuffed animals, a war-related mural set audio from the "collateral murder" video of u.s. helicopter attack on civilians and a statue of ronald mcdonald having his shoe polish my love actor. a thrift store painting that he modified a
bipartisan support than you would think is comprehensive immigration reform which would increase the need for skilled labor that many people say is critical to their location decisions. so this is a very, very top priority of the president as is making sure our training programs are more demand driven, that we're working with you and community colleges so if you want to locate here, that there's someone who says if you're a little unsure whether there's a particular skill need that may not be met in a particular location, that we will work with you to make sure there is a training program, a partnership that works for you. that's one area. the second area which the president's put out is to have what he calls kind of a grand bargain on jobs where you would lower the corporate tax rate, have a lower corporate tax rate and at the same time use some of the one-time funds to strengthen our infrastructure so that your supply chains can move more quickly. so these are important components we have to do and, obviously, the third one is that we have to give -- and we fight very hard on -- a great
house in order, getting immigration reform done, and getting these things on trade through our congress, starting with trade promotion authority, which every president has had since 1974. but tpp, t-tip, to make sure we are at the center of this network of agreements, together with our legal system, our education system, our access to energy, could make this a platform that every country around the world wants to be in. that is a great potential for the united states economy and fridge operation and growth at home. >> thanks for these thoughts. [applause] >> we will discuss nsa surveillance programs in the us allen.oad with michael the recommendations to tighten policies on pain killers. meier.joined by barry tom bilsack is our guest on "newsmakers". the house version of the bill calls for cuts to the food stamp program over the next decade. tomh the interview with vilsack on c-span. asthis painting was painted my grandmother's portrait. bird johnsons, lady looked for portraits to rehang in the white house. she could not find my grandmother's painting was. my grandmother said it was on
immigration reform done starting with trade promotion authority which has reminded me every president had since 1994 but also ttp and tpip to make sure that we are at the center of the network of agreements. together with our legal system and education system, our access to energy to make this really the driver of the exports, the platform that every company around the world wants to be. that to me is a great potential for the united states economy and for job creation and growth here at home. >> with that we will close down. thank you for all of these thoughts. well done. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] we will have highlights of the conference on sunday at about 2:30 eastern. also our web site, has all of the panels covered over the last two days and you can watch of those any time. a live picture of the white house on this friday where today president obama will be meeting with the iraqi prime minister nori al maliki to discuss the framework agreement and a number of regional issues. we will bring at a summit meeting as the ocher. coming up later this mor
joy in their everyday family life. >>> and the island that ushered millions of immigrants into the united states will finally see visitors again today. in about an hour, ellis island will be reopened after being closed for about a year due to super storm sandy. >>> the national retail federation says consumer also spend less on halloween and 18% less will make a costume instead of buying one. elisabeth hasselbeck has made a costume out of chair cushions. >> we made the cookie. just a plain cookie. >> you are looking for some last minute ideas that you can make yourself -- >> that's right. laura, lifestyle director of parents magazine is here with some adorably creative ideas and models to show them off. we have some kids here. everyone is spending a little bit less. we did 6% less on halloween this year. they're going to make their costumes. >> there is a lot of home made costumes this year. these costumes are fun to make 'cause they are as clever as they are cute. >> for example, cookie, meet cook cree. >> emma, you are a smart cookie. >> she is. >> to make her costume, y
mitchell, son of a goat herder in greece. he was an immigrant. he was running out of gas. his company was called mitchell energy. nick steinberger, i wrote about him. he had a break through and changed the country and the world. there are guys like harold ham. he grew up dirt poor. couldn't even start school until christmas time each year because he had to help his parents in the fields picking cotton and watermelon. now he's worth about $14 billion. his wife is going to walk away with more money than oprah. that's a lot of money. >> who is the publisher of this book? >> penguin. >> did you talk to them about the title? no one thought of meet the fraccers? >> why would you call it meet the -- you are introducing the frackers to us. you didn't want it to be funny? >> we thought about it. >> you thought about meet the frackers. >> look in the back of the book. it says meet the frackers. >> i thought it was only me. >> you know what, then it's fine you didn't use it. we ran it past them. they were like, ah, no. i gave it a shot. >> sticks in a mud. >> for business, right. for the paper b
second term, when you think of when he started out, immigration reform, gun control, obviously both of those major reforms have gone nowhere. now you've got the signature legislative accomplishment, obama care. it's too early to say that it's a failure but has been a complete fiasco so far. it's a tough time for this white house and this president. but you talk about historical perspective. i covered ronald reagan back in the 80s and i remember in 1986 he was in the depths of the iran contra scandal and there was talk of is he going to be impeached. he survived it and he got into a number of deals with gorbachov. >> how much pressure is the white house feeling from fellow democrats? >> a lot. every time they go up to capitol hill, the chief of staff has gone up there -- remember the president isn't ever going to face election again. a lot of these senate democrats, particularly those running in red states are going to be up for election next year, november, and they're going to own obama care for good or ill. if it's a great success which it doesn't look like it at the moment then t
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